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Restaurants Cook Up A New Way To Pay Kitchen Staff More: A Cut Of Sales

Revenue sharing is taking off in restaurants in cities like Boston and San Francisco. The model varies from place to place, but the idea is simple: Funnel a percentage of sales to kitchen workers.

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.

Bar Towel Radio with Aaron Spinney

This week we sat down for a beer and a chat with Aaron Spinney, the brewer of the soon-to-open Merit Brewing in Hamilton, Ontario.  Aaron is one of the many nice dudes in the Ontario beer scene, and it is exciting to see his new venture...Show More Summary

Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America’s Farmers More Than Mexico’s

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.

Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The ‘Day Without Immigrants’

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.

Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture. His solution: a veggie burger so beef-like it bleeds.

Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration

From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants in the wake of President Trump's new policies.

Spain’s ‘Robin Hood Restaurant’ Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

As the country reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant, run by a Catholic priest, lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity — and style.

As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Some scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture that water by filling the state's depleted groundwater aquifers.

Soy, Almond, Coconut: If It’s Not From A Cow, Can You Legally Call It Milk?

Some members of Congress are calling on the government to crack down on food labels like soy milk or hemp milk. They say the "milk" label is legally reserved for only one beverage source: cows.

How Much Is Too Much? New Study Casts Doubts On Sugar Guidelines

An industry-funded study questions the evidence behind guidelines on daily sugar intake. Public health experts call the controversial findings an industry attempt to undermine scientific consensus.

Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful — and to some, horrifying — practice: slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

In ‘Appetites,’ Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.

California Restaurants Launch Nation’s First Transgender Jobs Program

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.

Forget Tomayto/Tomahto: The Real Debate Is, Should It Be Refrigerated?

In the great household debate about refrigerating tomatoes, there's some new scientific evidence on the no-fridge side. But some taste testers are not convinced.

I’ve been Wikileaked!

I’ve been following the story of Hillary Clinton’s Wikileaked e-mails (which John Podesta says the Russians released to sway the election)  but never dreamed that I would turn up in them. But Crossfit’s Russ Greene sent me his blog post yesterday and there I am [the photo comes from an article in the Sydney Morning […]

Memories from the Last Days of Bar Volo

On October 1st, 2016, Bar Volo, one of Toronto’s most revered beer bars, closed its doors due to a future development on the property. Bar Volo has been one of the most influential beer bars in the local beer scene, as they have hosted...Show More Summary

A Fireside Chat with Muskoka’s Gary McMullen

Earlier this week Muskoka Brewery hosted a beer dinner at Café Belong at the Evergreen Brick Works, to promote the launch of their new winter seasonal, Shinnicked Stout. Around the outdoor campfire which concluded the dinner, I was able...Show More Summary

FDA Is Redefining The Term ‘Healthy’ On Food Labels

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.

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